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PADS ASCII file for DxDesigner formats

Question asked by jwages on Feb 20, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2018 by robert_davies

I am trying to recreate some archived ASCII files (.asc) to be imported into DxDesigner schematic capture designs.

First of all, I am not a PADS user. My boss asked me recreate the .asc file for another company without letting me talk to the folks requesting the file.

I am exporting the ASCII file from PADS version 9.4 using the following steps:

1.  Write ECO File > append to file


3.  Provide file name; name.asc

4.  FORMAT = PADS Layout V2007

5.  UNITS = CURRENT (mils)

6. CATEGORIES: Parts, Connections, Misc


The file that outputs begins like this;


..and continues in that general format.

The file format I am trying to replicate looks like this;


..and continues in this same general format.

Both files have the same three categories, but I can't seem to get the new .asc file to look like the second format.

I have tried several different options without success.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.